Genesis 3:14

“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the LORD God said vnto the Serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed aboue all cattel, and aboue euery beast of the field: vpon thy belly shalt thou goe, and dust shalt thou eate, all the dayes of thy life.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the Lord God said to the snake, Because you have done this you are cursed more than all cattle and every beast of the field; you will go flat on the earth, and dust will be your food all the days of your life:
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah Elohim said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, be thou cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field. On thy belly shalt thou go, and eat dust all the days of thy life.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD God said to the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field: upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, you are cursed above all livestock, and above every animal of the field. On your belly you shall go, and you shall eat dust all the days of your life.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah God saith unto the serpent, `Because thou hast done this, cursed [art] thou above all the cattle, and above every beast of the field: on thy belly dost thou go, and dust thou dost eat, all days of thy life;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD God said unto the serpent: 'Because thou hast done this, cursed art thou from among all cattle, and from among all beasts of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Genesis 3:14


3:14 To testify a displeasure against sin, God fastens a curse upon the serpent, Thou art cursed above all cattle - Even the creeping things, when God made them, were blessed of him, #Ge 1:22|, but sin turned the blessing into a curse. Upon thy belly shalt thou go - No longer upon feet, or half erect, but thou shalt crawl along, thy belly cleaving to the earth. Dust thou shalt eat - Which signifies a base and despicable condition.


Discussion for Genesis 3

  • A disciple
    Robert; It is forbidden for men to add to or change or take away from the Word of God! You are saying things out of your own imagination, or are listening to false teachers; but whatever the case, they are NOT what the Scripture says! The LORD God said, Thou shalt NOT! For in the day you eat thereof YOU SHALL SURELY DIE! Not, Well, maybe later; but, THOU SHALT NOT! That's how sin deceives!
  • ROBERT
    GOD put those two trees so that at the appointed time Adam and Eve were to eat from its fruits, and they did eat before the appointed time... 1.the tree of life was suppose to be eaten and they live forever, that's what GOD wanted 2. As for the tree of knowledge of good and evil was to be taken by Adam to Judge satan later in the course of his life. that is the main reason why GOD put those trees.
  • A disciple
    Jeff; that is such an important point, and what all history and the whole need of our redemption hinges upon. Have you also wondered why the man and his wife were not killed outright upon their disobedience? Look closely at the Trial and Proceedings: God heard the testimony of the man and his wife of what all happened, and God judged the devil; pronouncing his eternal doom by the coming of Christ.
  • Jeff Berry
    Adam's death that day was spiritual. He also began to die physically. Blessings!
  • Russell fleenor
    But God said that the day they eat of the tree they will surely die but they didn't die, they ate and what the serpent said was correct, they didn't die and they knew good and evil.
  • Welcome
    How great is our God amen.

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